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Thread: Unemployment Benefits Extension

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What does pay raises for congress have to do with unemployment? Why, nothing at all
    Maybe not but since unemployment is high and no social security raise this year because Obama claims no cost of living increase then congress should get no raise either.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What does pay raises for congress have to do with unemployment? Why, nothing at all
    Only in so far as it clearly shows the contempt that these politicians have for the people they are supposed to represent.

    And if they have contempt for people, then obviously they are not at all interested in lessening the hardship that unemployed people (who may actually want to work) suffer.

    Obama (Yes I shall bring an Obama into this particular discussion) stated that he wanted a corp of people to work for the US, most folk realised this was just talk for the sheer hell of talking.
    But it could be a good idea, mop up a lot of unemployed by actually rebuilding the Infrastructure of the US that is falling apart.
    Last edited by jujuman13; 06-26-10 at 08:28 PM.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Bloody hell .. it's insurance that is paid for off their dam paychecks.
    Um, not entirely true. How has the extention done by Congress been paid for by workers deduction? There not working. Wasn't the extension passed to cover / extend those who's unemployment would have ran out? At least that was my understanding Congress decided to put more money into it to extend benifits.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Um, not entirely true. How has the extention done by Congress been paid for by workers deduction? There not working. Wasn't the extension passed to cover / extend those who's unemployment would have ran out? At least that was my understanding Congress decided to put more money into it to extend benifits.
    Hrm, good point but I still think it is a poor move both economically and morally. I honestly believe it is a partisan motivated political play aimed at making the dems look bad considering all the idiocy coming out of the republican party as of late. Preparation for the fall elections.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Hrm, good point but I still think it is a poor move both economically and morally. I honestly believe it is a partisan motivated political play aimed at making the dems look bad considering all the idiocy coming out of the republican party as of late. Preparation for the fall elections.
    What happened to the dems and their passing of pay go?

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    What happened to the dems and their passing of pay go?
    It gets filibustered by the GOP.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    The unemployment extension bill has been filibustered by the Republicans.

    Congress Fails to Pass an Extension of Jobless Aid - NYTimes.com
    I think that benefits should be extended in certain areas that are hard hit. However, I don't agree with an extension nationwide.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It gets filibustered by the GOP.
    If they used pay go and paid for it, it would pass. Besides the GOP does not have the votes to stop it.
    Last edited by ptif219; 06-26-10 at 09:05 PM.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Maybe not but since unemployment is high and no social security raise this year because Obama claims no cost of living increase then congress should get no raise either.
    Social Security raises are tied to cost of living. Guess what did not go up. Darn them facts getting in the way....
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Only in so far as it clearly shows the contempt that these politicians have for the people they are supposed to represent.

    And if they have contempt for people, then obviously they are not at all interested in lessening the hardship that unemployed people (who may actually want to work) suffer.

    Obama (Yes I shall bring an Obama into this particular discussion) stated that he wanted a corp of people to work for the US, most folk realised this was just talk for the sheer hell of talking.
    But it could be a good idea, mop up a lot of unemployed by actually rebuilding the Infrastructure of the US that is falling apart.
    Considering the time and effort that they put into their job, they are underpaid, and yet you see this as contempt.
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